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Will you join us in the National Water Challenge?

My Water Pledge is a friendly competition between cities across the US to see who can be the most “water-wise.” Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category win. Cities will compete in the following population categories: 5,000-29,999, 30,000-99,999, 100,000-299,999. 300,000-599,999, 600,000+). Participants in the winning cities are eligible to win hundreds of prizes. By the way, your mayor doesn’t have to participate for your city [...]

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Media-News|

The Inn On First named in top 25 inns for the US

A few years ago Yelp named The Inn On First in the top 25 inns for the United States. Last year Trip Advisor named The Inn On First in the top 25 inns for the United States. Earlier this year Fodor's named The Inn On First in the top 12 inns for Napa/Sonoma, as well as the top 10 breakfasts in Napa/Sonoma. This past month named The Inn On First in the top 25 inns for the United States. You would think with all this praise  it would go to our heads, but actually it goes straight to the [...]

By |April 7th, 2018|Categories: Media-News|

Spring is here in Napa…great wine, great weather, so few crowds

Wowza!  Spring has hit Napa big time.  Blue skies, sunny afternoons, mustard in bloom.  We haven't seen a February like this since 2008.  So warm I had to go find where I packed my shorts and sandals.  The secondary benefit: no crowds.  With so few people here, especially during the week, now is the best time of all to be here.  Great views, lovely wine, and plenty of space to call your own.

By |February 16th, 2018|Categories: napa, napa valley, Wineries|

Travel Writer falls in love with The Inn On First

We were recently visited by Maximiliano Morales, Wine & Hotel Trend Writer from Chile and CEO of the leading wine marketing site of South America with 15 years of experience in working with wineries and countries to communicate their wines to the wine press and hotel industry. He was visiting to write a Special Report for about California Wineries and included The Inn on First as part of an exclusive report in spanish and english. Take a peek at what he has to say about his stay: English: Español

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: Media-News|

Last chance for holiday savings!

15% added to value of Gift Certificate purchases Purchase a gift certificate with a value of $300 or more and we will add another 15% onto the value as our gift to you.  If you are planning to visit in the next two years, this is a great value to purchase now! $300 becomes $345, $500 becomes $575, and $1000 becomes $1150. Or, purchase a gift certificate for $500 or more and receive a $75 credit toward a 5-hour wine tour with innkeeper Jamie Cherry. Good for gift certificate purchases through January 15, 2018 and must be redeemed by December [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: bed and breakfast, Holidays, Media-News, napa|

Angele Restaurant: California cuisine meets French inspiration

A twenty minute walk from The Inn On First (won't feel so long as you wind around the river path or enjoy window shopping along First Street and Main Street), is a lovely, very romantic restaurant, Angele(pronounce Awn-jell).  Named after her French grandmother, the owner, Bettina, provides a lovely ambience to enjoy a clean, quiet environment with beautiful food. The menu changes seasonally which is what locals love, and rather than being strictly french, she brings french accents to the dishes without overwhelming you with cream and butter.  Fresh summer tomato salad with homemade ricotta, fried deviled eggs, and classic [...]

By |September 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Corner Restaurant: upscale American food

Twice within a month friends came into town and both times they chose The Corner as the restaurant of destination.  Only a fifteen minute walk from The Inn On First, a Napa Valley luxury bed and breakfast. The Corner provides a hip, casual atmosphere with an uptick in scale on the food.  They take great American classics and make them into something wonderfully delicious and fun. Garden Beets with Candied Pecans, oh my.  Pork Belly with Peach Mostarde, mm-mm good.  Foie Gras with Pistachio Butter on Brioche, a slice of heaven.  For main courses, they provide enough choices for meat [...]

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